Xbox Game Pass for PC: Everything We Know So Far

Xbox Game Pass for PC: Everything We Know So Far

Across the E3 press conferences we go, with a host of new games and developments already announced.

As sure as the sun will rise, Microsoft closed out their conference with a look at Halo Infinite, but not before confirming that it would be coming to the Scarlett as a launch title during the holiday period of 2020.

The new console, unveiled under the codename, Project Scarlett, will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD's Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. It will use GDDR6 RAM and a solid state drive that itself can serve as a virtual RAM cache.

The new model will also support 8K gaming, framerates of up to 120fps, variable refresh rate support and ray-tracing. This gives players roughly a year and a half to get prepared for the game. Halo's new Halo Infinite title will be a launch title for the new console.

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While Microsoft was especially cagey about the specifics of Project Scarlet's hardware (and it continued to avoid revealing anything more when we spoke to Microsoft's corporate vice president of gaming engineering, Liz Hamren after the show), there's a few hints at what we can expect.

Codenamed "Project Scarlett", the console will be 4x more powerful than the Xbox One X, Microsoft claimed. Importantly and additionally the Ultimate offering folds in Xbox Live Gold plus deals with gold, games with gold and console multiplayer. Hopefully, Project Scarlett will have a great development environment from the start and won't have to chase Sony helplessly as Xbox One has done this gen. Interestingly, the company has also promised that the console will include hardware-accelerated ray tracing support through the DirectX Ray-tracing (DXR) application programming interface (API) - something AMD's mainstream graphics processors now lack. What's better is that you can buy these game separately or all in one bundle. The news underscored Microsoft's commitment to a new generation of hardware even as it introduces new ways for consumers to stream games onto multiple devices.

Last might Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a subscription services that rolls Game Pass, Game Pass PC, and Xbox Live Gold altogether into a single £11 a month subscription.

If you're anxious about any prepaid months of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass, then don't be, because any prepaid time will be applied towards the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan, up to a maximum of 36 months.

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